From: On Behalf Of Tatian,
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:39 PM
Subject: JOB POSTING: Public Policy Director,Children's Alliance of New
Public Policy Director
The Children’s Alliance of
New Hampshire is a 20-year-old nonprofit independent
advocacy organization committed to improving the lives of
New Hampshire children and families by shaping statewide public policy. The Children’s Alliance is the parent
organization for the New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network (NH CAN), a policy collaborative of almost 100 child-serving organizations and individuals, and the
state affiliate of the national Annie E. Casey Kids Count program, providing
state-based research and data on children and their families.
Scope of Position
The Public Policy Director is a new full-time position that
reports to the President. The Policy Director is responsible for
coordinating a major initiative at the federal, regional and state levels
focused on poverty
reduction for children and their families. The Policy Director will collaborate with members of the New England Poverty Reduction Consortium and other key
addition, the Policy Director will have
primary responsibility for research, writing, and policy analysis including
facilitation of New
Hampshire-based Kids Count work. And,
the Policy Director
will contribute to the NH CAN’s yearly
legislative advocacy agenda. For more information about the Children’s
Alliance, go to www.ChildrenNH.org.
The Policy Director works with minimal day
to day supervision. Therefore, the Policy Director’s ability to function independently,
prioritize tasks and jump
into the many Children’s Alliance-related groups is essential. The ideal candidate
will be an organized self-starter who is personable, creative, and flexible,
has a history and passion for public policy and poverty work, strong research
and writing skills, and a willingness to work for change in a challenging
economic environment. This
is a full-time position with benefits.
1. Research and Policy Analysis
Design, develop and
organize state- and local-level initiatives in line with the New England
Consortium’s federal poverty reduction policy agenda, including interaction
with New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and staff
Analyze current policies
and systems, economic/political environments and feasibilities for future
Work with Public Policy Committee, Board and
staff to develop poverty reduction policy goals and implement them.
Research best practice
approaches to address target policy issues and customize to specific needs of
New Hampshire’s population
2. Advocacy and Communication
Convene and mobilize
partners across sectors around specific poverty issues
Monitor bills of
interest, and develop, deliver, and follow-up on outreach to legislators
through testimony and other lobbying opportunities
Act as the Children’s
Alliance liaison to other organizations, including attending meetings and
participating in coalition efforts to promote poverty reduction.
Coordinate and draft
Children’s Alliance position statements and comments on designated issues.
Draft testimony, position papers and research briefs as needed.
Explain and promote the
public policy and issue awareness goals of the Children’s Alliance using print,
media, and other outlets, including briefings, seminars and symposia.
Support overall work of the
organization, including dissemination of Alliance products to state and
Recruit and supervise interns
and volunteers as needed.
Exercise flexibility in
meeting emerging needs and challenges.
Other duties consistent
with position as directed.
Master’s degree in public
policy and relevant work experience OR significant public policy work history,
preferably on both state and federal levels
Proficiency in research,
analysis and writing
Proven record of
Excellent verbal and
written communication skills
Ability to work
cooperatively with staff, other organizations and the public
Position open until
filled with initial review of applications beginning immediately. Please
email resumes to Ellen Fineberg, President at EFineberg@... (preferred method) or mail to
Children’s Alliance, 2 Delta Drive, Concord, NH 03301. No phone calls please.
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